I'm still confused as to who is really the pawn in this relationship. Congress willingly and eagerly gives military and financial aid to the Israelis and yet bitches with its own military about financies. Isreal, supposedly a principal ally repeatedly steals intelligence from the US and everyone shuts up. Elements in Israel repeat how "Israel does not need the USA" and that their country survives on its own accord-- to an extent that even some schools preach this doctrine. The US seemingly does not exert any control over Israel especially with regard to Middle Eastern policy. WHY? This is Israel at a glance: - Founded by the USA, oh I mean UN, oh I mean USA - Israel has limited natural resources - An economy almost nonexistent without US aid - Less than 7 million citizens - Less productive capacity than any meaningful US state - A president who was the prime "terrorist"(Palestinian viewpoint) of his day -THE PRIME REASON WHY THE US suffers in the middle East The alliance between these two countries is economically and militarily retarded for the US because 1. No Important US bases in Israel. 2. Israel is sustained by US AID. So why not abandon the country and let the middle easterners retake it? Under the condition of course that its people either leave or stay under the promise of religious freedom and equality? The USA can then reconcile relations with Iran, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, ETC ETC ETC. Thereby eleiminating 80% of ITS CURRENT SECURITY CONCERNS? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!